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Unbelief and Revolution

On October 11, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law Public Law 100-482, which, according to the Senators who introduced it, urges the people of the United States to observe the Bicentennial of the French Revolution and the historic events of 1789. Their reason for this law was that the more we learn about the French Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen the more we learn about our own past.

In 1908 Russian anarchist, Prince Propotkin wrote, "What we learn today from the study of the great Revolution in France is that it was the source and origin of all the present communist, anarchist, and socialist conceptions."